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WWE stacking next week’s ‘Raw’ in anticipation of ‘Monday Night Football’

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On last night’s episode of “WWE Monday Night Raw,” the WWE announced a lot of huge matches for next week’s show. It seemed like the WWE was hyping a major event as the big matches were announced, and that makes sense when fans look at what the WWE is up against. The WWE will have two “SummerSlam” rematches on next week’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” as they go head-to-head with the NFL for the first “Monday Night Football” of the season.

The “Monday Night Football” game on ESPN will see the New York Giants take on the Detroit Lions at 7:10 p.m. ET and the San Diego Chargers battle the Arizona Cardinals at 10:20 p.m. The double header on Monday night is normal for the first week of the NFL season. While neither game is a marquee matchup by any definition of the word, the NFL is still a strong competitor for the WWE when it comes to viewers.

The WWE will combat these games with a steel cage mach between Bray Wyatt and Chris Jericho. The two men battled at the last two pay-per-view events, with Jericho winning at “Extreme Rules” and Wyatt winning at “SummerSlam.” This will be their rubber match, although they were rumored to be facing at “Night of Champions” as well. The second big match on “WWE Monday Night Raw” will see Randy Orton battle Roman Reigns again. Reigns beat Orton at “SummerSlam.”

Next week’s “WWE Monday Night Raw” also sees the continuation of the road to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship as John Cena prepares to battle Brock Lesnar. Triple H has begun to try to stop Cena from getting the match, but that resulted in the two men standing face to face on “Raw” last night. “WWE Monday Night Raw” airs at 8 p.m. EST on USA.